Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Monday (Nov 22)


Applications for the vaccinated travel pass for short-term visitors and long-term pass holders from Malaysia opened on Monday (Nov 22, 2021). - The Straits Times/ANN

Malaysia:

Covid-19: 4,885 new cases, cumulative total now 2,591,486

Covid-19: Malaysia not out of the woods yet, says Khairy

Covid-19: Over 2.5 million adolescents in Malaysia fully vaccinated

Malaysia calls on Asean, China to work on boosting multilateralism, reforming UN

Food and Agriculture Ministry to develop sustainable tuna fishing industry

Bursa Malaysia ends flat on lack of catalysts

Sulaiman reports for duty as Melaka's 13th Chief Minister

Cops nab 15 foreigners at drug-fuelled party in JB

Dr Wee: Keluarga M'sia travel pass will boost economic activity along bus and train routes

Cops bust 'Abang 888' drug syndicate, seize meth worth RM1.44mil

Foreign inflow continues for seventh week with RM66.61mil net purchase

Petronas Gas posts slight dip in 3Q net profit to RM580.84mil on unfavourable forex

A tourist is seen enjoying the sunset while swiming at Tanjung, in North Lombok on Monday (Nov 22, 20210. - AFPA tourist is seen enjoying the sunset while swiming at Tanjung, in North Lombok on Monday (Nov 22, 20210. - AFP

Singapore:

105-year-old among 5 new Covid-19 deaths as Singapore reports 1,461 new cases

Singapore health minister says return to strict Covid-19 curbs a last resort in future

Singapore website for travel pass application crashes after opening for Malaysian travellers

Oil prices off seven-week lows but under pressure as release of reserves eyed

Singapore pay rises set to rebound to 2019 levels next year: Survey

SG cops investigating 236 people for roles in scams with losses over S$6.1mil

Timely for Asean, China to work on reopening borders: Singapore PM

Loan to build house in Indonesia helps pair win top prize in maid-employer award event

Indonesia:

Indonesia reports 186 new Covid-19 cases and five more deaths on Monday (Nov 22)

Indonesia extends Covid-19 restrictions outside Java and Bali to Dec 6

Sports tourism given high hopes for boosting economic recovery in Indonesia

Indonesia's defence minister says his country 'understands, respects' AUKUS pact

Emerging markets - Indonesian rupiah fell 0.3% Asian currencies trim losses as firmer yuan counters dollar

Indonesia: In tactical shift, Jemaah Islamiyah militants infiltrate mainstream Islamic groups, politics

Feature - Little-known nut helps Indonesian farmers build sustainable forest economy

Thailand has been voted in fifth place in CEOWorld Magazine’s 2021 list of the World’s Best Countries for Cultural Heritage Influence. The top spot was taken by Italy, while Greece and Spain came in second and third, respectively. India came in fourth, while Portugal ranked sixth and Japan seventh. The last three countries that made the cut for top 10 are the United Kingdom, China and Germany, respectively. - The Nation Thailand/ANNThailand has been voted in fifth place in CEOWorld Magazine’s 2021 list of the World’s Best Countries for Cultural Heritage Influence. The top spot was taken by Italy, while Greece and Spain came in second and third, respectively. India came in fourth, while Portugal ranked sixth and Japan seventh. The last three countries that made the cut for top 10 are the United Kingdom, China and Germany, respectively. - The Nation Thailand/ANN

Thailand:


Public Health Ministry vows to start hunting for the unjabbed in Thailand as Covid-19 cases continue to go lower in country

Thailand's jobless rate Jumps to the highest since 2005 on Covid-19 hit

Norways Telenor, Thailands CP Group to merge telecom units

Thailand’s combo jabs keeping Covid-19 numbers low, says govt spokesman

How K-pop Lalisa took Thai silk to the world stage

Thailand records 6,428 Covid-19 cases and 49 deaths

Wildlife rangers on lookout for stray elephants after one electrocuted to death in Prachinburi

Govt to power up its digital collaborations

Philippines:

Philippines logs 984 new Covid-19 cases and 218 more deaths on Monday (Nov 22)

Nobel laureate Ressa rules out going into exile over Philippine charges

Philippines dispatches supply boats to disputed South China Sea shoal

Philippines' Duterte condemns South China Sea flare-up

Philippines hails establishment of comprehensive strategic partnership between Asean and China

Bigger budget for infocomm technology: Inquirer

Further decline in active Covid-19 cases

Political drama exposes bad blood

A woman is seen having a drink at a rooftop restaurant in Hanoi. - AFPA woman is seen having a drink at a rooftop restaurant in Hanoi. - AFP

Vietnam:

Vietnam reports 10,321 new Covid-19 cases and most infections are still in southern localities

China offers 1.5 billion dollars to Asean in development aid

More in-person classes reopen in Vietnamese capital Hanoi

Vietnam expects to fully vaccinate all adults by year’s end

Vietnam tourism: Light at the end of the tunnel?

Wood processing industry recovers thanks to post-pandemic production

PM wants to stamp out Covid-19 resurgence

Myanmar:

Myanmar a no-show at China-Asean summit as junta defies neighbours (update)

15 dead in Myanmar pagoda drowning on tragic Sunday (Nov 21)

Myanmar junta chief to be absent from China-Asean leader summit: sources

Myanmar records 527 new Covid-19 cases, tally at 517,922

Rebel group executes rapist in Myanmar’s northwest

In this photo provided by the An Khoun Sam Aun/National Television of Cambodia, Cambodian Prime Minister, right, joins an online meeting of the Asean-China special summit at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. - AFPIn this photo provided by the An Khoun Sam Aun/National Television of Cambodia, Cambodian Prime Minister, right, joins an online meeting of the Asean-China special summit at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. - AFP

Cambodia:

Cambodia's Water Festival holiday concludes with over 900,000 tourists traveling across kingdom

China-Cambodia FTA to take effect on Jan 1, 2022; Covid-19 cases in country getting lower

Five more Covid deaths, 37 infections in Cambodia

Laos:

Laos has fully demarcated borders with Vietnam, Myanmar and China; only Thailand and Cambodia left

Miss Laos 2021, Daomixay Pachansitti, arrives in Thailand for Miss Grand International pageant

Laos, China agree to foster development alongside railway

Brunei:

Xi says China will not seek dominance over South-East Asia

Tobacco industry wields little influence over Brunei

Unvaccinated in Brunei urged to get in queue

Foreigner in obscene photos with minor charged

People walk past wax lamps made in a formation of a temple as part of ground breaking ceremony of world's largest temple in Ahmedabad, India, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. Construction work of the world's largest temple dedicated to Hindu Goddess Umiya Ma begins in Ahmedabad on Monday. The temple will be constructed on land measuring 60 acres with a budget of over 10 billion rupees (US$134 million). - APPeople walk past wax lamps made in a formation of a temple as part of ground breaking ceremony of world's largest temple in Ahmedabad, India, Monday, Nov. 22, 2021. Construction work of the world's largest temple dedicated to Hindu Goddess Umiya Ma begins in Ahmedabad on Monday. The temple will be constructed on land measuring 60 acres with a budget of over 10 billion rupees (US$134 million). - AP

AseanPlus:

Asean Fintech Group targets startups in South-East Asia

Xi, Asean leaders to plan future goals

AirAsia records net loss of RM887mil

From bathhouses to fisheries, hidden inflation is creeping across Japan

RCEP poised to boost trade, investment in Asia-Pacific

Korean group BTS becomes first Asian act to win top honour at American Music Awards

Australia to reopen to foreign visa holders in bid to revive economy

'The water is poison': Chinese activist spends life protecting polluted lake

New Zealand to end tough Covid curbs, adopt new virus-fighting system next week

Xi tells South-East Asian leaders China won’t bully small nations

S.Korean schools resume full in-person classes

Asian shares mixed after China warning on risks and stagflation

Chinese antibody drugs show promise in Covid-19 trials, say researchers

Princes to paupers: India's salesmen face ruin as tycoon Ambani targets mom-and-pop stores

Indian farmers hold mass rally, keep pressure on Modi despite climbdown

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